News & Press
Gen Media Partners Acquires Sun Broadcast Group, Inc.
GMP’s Assets Now Span National and Network General Market and Hispanic Radio, Radio Automation, Malls Media, and more.
New York, NY | Sept 4, 2018
Gen Media Partners (GMP) announced today that it has acquired Sun Broadcast Group, Inc., a national radio network reaching over 205 million listeners. With this latest achievement, GMP has a commanding presence across national and network General Market and Hispanic radio, radio automation, malls media, and more. The announcement was made by Kevin Garrity, Chief Executive Officer of Gen Media Partners, one of the largest independently owned multi-platform organizations in radio. Read more
TV And Digital Woes Have Advertisers Rediscovering Radio
New York, NY | May 7, 2018
The tide is turning. After combatting a stagnant ad market and losing dollars to newer, data-rich digital channels, the radio industry is getting revived interest and increased activity from advertisers. Some brands, including major national players, are reinvesting, while others are making their first buys.
They are drawn to radio’s deeply rooted selling points: the ability to reach masses of consumers and its proven content, alongside expanded platforms like digital audio, mobile apps, podcasts and live events. In concert, radio can offer dynamic campaigns and deepened engagement. Read more
Gen Media Partners and Synchronicity Introduce Sync Harmony
A Groundbreaking New Automation Solution for Radio
New York, NY | Feb 28, 2018
Gen Media Partners and Synchronicity.co, Inc., have partnered to introduce Sync Harmony, an entirely new, leading-edge hardware + distributed computing platform that manages all aspects of a radio station’s programming playout. Sync Harmony’s distributed infrastructure and custom hardware bring unparalleled power and flexibility to radio stations with no capital expenditures, no on-site implementation, and no on-site training.
Sync Harmony’s breakthrough technology is completely integrated with Synchronicity’s SyncHD media management platform, which is designed to simplify a radio station’s audio playout, while delivering a new level of HD sound quality. The result is a single source solution for radio stations that not only provides centralized command and control, but also utilizes connected devices for instantaneous delivery that populates throughout the system and generates real-time. Read more
Gen Media Partners Hires Radio Exec Chuck Bortnick as Senior Vice President, Integrated Platforms
New York, NY | Nov 6, 2017
Gen Media Partners (GMP) has hired noted radio executive Chuck Bortnick to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Integrated Platforms. In his position, Bortnick will apply his broad experience across network, regional, and local radio to help GMP grow revenue across all of its platforms – national, network, digital, and out-of-home. Kevin Garrity, GMP’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “At GMP, we’re fortunate to be in a position that allows us to grow and take advantage of opportunities that we create or are made available to us. Chuck shares our company’s vision for radio’s growth across all sectors and has the background to play an instrumental role in our continued expansion. I am pleased to welcome him to the GMP family.”
“Kevin’s foresight about radio’s prospects has fueled his team with innovative ideas, and I am excited to join them,” said Bortnick. “I look forward to bringing my experience and strengths to GMP, as we expand our platforms during the next phase of our growth.” Read more
Gen Media Partners and The Tacher Company Form “GMPT Media” – a Strategic Ad Sales Alliance for Independent Broadcasters
New York, NY | Feb 28, 2018
Cherry Creek Media is First Radio Group to Sign-On for GMPT Representation Gen Media Partners and The Tacher Company are proud to announce the formation of GMPT Media, a joint venture that brings together the sales and management resources of both companies. Cherry Creek Media, a 53-station group, is the first radio partner to sign on for the collaborative ad sales representation.
Jonathan Brewster, Chief Executive Officer of Cherry Creek Media, states, “Gen Media Partners and The Tacher Company have delivered national revenue for Cherry Creek for more than ten years. With GMPT, we get the best of both companies and exponentially increase opportunities for hitting our revenues goals.” Read more
GLR Media Networks Teams with talkSPORT for Exclusive U.S. Hispanic EPL Radio Distribution and National Ad Sales
New York, NY | Aug 22, 2017
GLR Media Networks and international sports radio brand talkSPORT announce that they have launched an exclusive partnership for broadcast radio distribution and ad sales representation of the hugely popular English Premier League (EPL) in Spanish. As a result of the deal, which launched the 2017/18 EPL season with Manchester United hosting West Ham, followed by Tottenham vs. Chelsea this past weekend, the EPL is now available for the first time at scale to U.S. Hispanic radio stations, their listeners and advertisers. Read more
Inside Radio: Q & A with Kevin Garrity, CEO, Gen Media Partners
New York, NY | June 23, 2017
With a radio sales career that spans 30 years, Kevin Garrity has built Gen Media Partners into the largest independent radio rep firm in the U.S. With a platform of more than 1,000 stations in nearly 170 markets, the firm integrates national, regional and local sales efforts for clients that include Adams Radio Group, Bustos Media, Crawford Broadcasting, Curtis Media, Delmarva Broadcasting, North American Broadcasting, Pamal Broadcasting and Spanish Broadcasting System, among many others. Garrity was president and CEO of McGavren Guild Media and Local Focus during the restructuring that culminated in the 2015 formation of Gen Media Partners. Read more